What does the word sake mean?

Usage examples for sake

  1. " Well," said Fin, " I'll risk my head for the sake of your daughter. – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  2. For pity's sake, Sir! – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  3. But for her own sake! – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer